By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor.
Our friends at the Estimating Edge know software and they know roofing companies. They recently developed an e-book that helps roofing contractors ask the right questions when it is time to choose software for their businesses. Over the next few months, we’ll be answering one of the questions from their e-book that should help you when deciding. With all the options that are on the market, not every product is going to be the right fit for your roofing business. The third question to ask is “is the software scalable and does it allow employees to work remotely?” Read on for why this is an important question.
Following up on the previous question, it is important to also ask if it is scalable and web based. As the construction industry has experienced in the last decade, the mobility of the industry demands easy access with the ability to rapidly grow users. The days of systems that only function in a closed arena on the desktop will not work for strong office and field communications that are critical in today’s environment.
Working in the cloud, has taken prominence for successful company communications. In these unprecedented times, we need to be able to work virtually and from anywhere. Being able to communicate through the internet and on mobile apps, allows field and sales employees to consistently communicate with office personnel and customers. The speed of digital communications is not just a want but is one of the most important needs in roofing today.
If you’re curious about the other questions you should be asking and don’t want to wait for the next article, download the full e-book here.
About Estimating Edge
Designed by experienced construction industry professionals, The EDGE is the most effective takeoff to estimate solutions in the industry. Not only is The EDGE completely customized to your trade, but it’s also customized to your business so that your takeoff sources the exact materials and manufacturers that your business utilizes.
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